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Pictou West MLA Karla MacFarlane, and Pictou West Progressive Conservative Association President Raymond Haynes, right, present long service awards to George and Reta Heron.
A large crowd gathered in the Lyon’s Brook Church Hall on May 15th, as the Pictou West Progressive Conservative Association held their annual general meeting. The meeting opened with the singing of O Canada by Karen Corbin-Hughes. President Ray Haynes gave a brief update on the various activities the association had been involved with over the past year. He noted that many of the activities centered on the main goal of getting candidate, Karla MacFarlane, elected to the legislature.
Haynes thanked Stan Jones for raising money and leading the PWPC team in the Curl for Cancer that was held in Pictou. He also noted the large contingency of people who attended the provincial AGM that was held in Halifax. Special recognition went to Harold Teed, who was named the Pictou West Volunteer of the Year, at the provincial AGM.
George and Reta Heron were recognized with long-time service awards by the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Party. George was presented with a book and Reta with flowers as well as framed certificates. Karla MacFarlane presented the couple with certificates on behalf of the PC caucus.
Luke Young introduced guest speaker Alan MacMaster, MLA for Inverness. Alan spoke on a variety of topics and stressed the need to turn our economy around. He stated that government needs to create an environment where new businesses open and existing businesses thrive. Current high taxes and power rates are hurting Nova Scotians and preventing economic growth. MacMaster was thanked and presented with a gift that had been purchased form Lismore Sheep Farm.
Pat Dunn MLA, for Pictou Center said a few words and MacFarlane addressed the crowd. She also gave a brief update on her activities as MLA. She thanked everyone for their continued support. Refreshments were enjoyed by all.